Uber http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: Will ride-sharing services mean the end of the taxicab? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-will-ride-sharing-services-mean-end-taxicab <p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 06:27:10 +0000 Malihe Razazan 34126 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: Will ride-sharing services mean the end of the taxicab? California becomes first in nation to regulate ride-sharing http://kalw.org/post/california-becomes-first-nation-regulate-ride-sharing <div class="article-description" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 23.75px;"><div class="article-description" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;"><p style="margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.5em;">California Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:32:04 +0000 Isabel Angell 33516 at http://kalw.org California becomes first in nation to regulate ride-sharing Listener feedback: More to the story on Uber http://kalw.org/post/listener-feedback-more-story-uber <p>Back in December, we ran a <a href="http://kalw.org/post/taxi-alternative-uber-faces-legal-hurdles-0">story</a> about Uber, the app that matches users to the closest town car or taxicab. Uber gets its money by charging its own rates, which can cost much more than a typical meter.</p><p>Listener Mark Gruberg called in to let us know that we missed something: that regular cabs are using apps, without the extra cost.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:30:41 +0000 Isabel Angell 21484 at http://kalw.org Listener feedback: More to the story on Uber Taxi alternative Uber faces legal hurdles http://kalw.org/post/taxi-alternative-uber-faces-legal-hurdles-0 <p></p><p>Hailing a taxi in San Francisco can be nearly impossible if you’re not downtown. Calling ahead isn’t a guarantee either – often, the cab is late and sometimes it never comes.</p><p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 02:19:34 +0000 Isabel Angell 20497 at http://kalw.org Taxi alternative Uber faces legal hurdles